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Happy Holiday Railway - Weekends through Dec. 18

Railroad Work Equipment

Burro Metra RC50359
Burro
Metra RC50359
Description:Crane, Model 30

Equipment Information

Metra RC50359 is a self-propelled crane (or “locomotive crane) known as a “Burro.” Burros were commonly used in the second half of the 20th century for track maintenance and other utility chores.

COMPARE ME WITH: ComEd 19, a larger locomotive crane. The ComEd crane, while similar in design and construction to the Burro, has a higher lifting capacity and would have been used for a wider variety of tasks.

Builder: Burro
Year Built: ???
Length: 15ft 11in
Width: 8ft 2in
Height: 11ft 1in
Weight: ??? lbs
Brakes: G-6
Trucks: 4-Wheel
Description: Model 30 Locomotive Crane / ex-DM&IR X17
Arrived: 1998
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational